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The City of Espoo Awards its 6th Congress Ambassador

Ari Sihvola, professor of electromagnetics from Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering has been chosen as the EspooAmbassador 2014. EspooAmbassador operates as a congress ambassador of Espoo in Finland and abroad. The award was presented 28th of August 2014 during the annual EspooAmbassador event at Dipoli Congress Centre. Professor Sihvola is the 6th Congress Ambassador in Espoo.

The decision was based in Sihvola’s active work in national and international scientific organizations. Sihvola has been involved in a number of programme and organising committees of international scientific congresses, and thus has had a positive impact for the role of Espoo and Finland within the international scientific communities. He has successfully organised international conferences in Espoo bringing hundreds of international researchers to the city, most recently in 2009.

EspooAmbassador Programme

Visit Espoo together with the City of Espoo annually chooses and awards the Ambassador of the year. The purpose of this award is to highlight the importance of international scientific congresses as well as to encourage researchers and academics to invite these events to Finland and Espoo. The chosen Ambassador is a person of knowledge and stature, influential in their field, who can act as a representative of Espoo and is prepared to work with local meetings professionals to secure conference business for the city.